"Nobody thinks of plain, old telephone service or utilities as cutting edge, but everyone recognizes that the Internet has boundless potential, and that's because governments didn't set the bounds early on," he said.
Pai criticized Wheeler's proposal as a muddy middle ground between regulation and a free-market approach. Wheeler's proposal is a "lawyerly one that proposes a minimal-level-of-access rule and a not-too-much discrimination rule," he said. "To date, no one outside this building has asked me to support this proposal."
Sign up for CIO Asia eNewsletters.